Crazy! Gnarls Barkley 'Delete' Their UK #1 From the Charts
Tue, 30 May 2006 09:23:30
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Apparently the new trend in British pop music is to avoid overexposure at all costs. Just as James Blunt and his inescapable hits are getting pulled by a major radio station, Gnarls Barkley and their label have announced that they will simply "delete" the quirky duo's hit "Crazy" from the charts after this week, pulling the plug on the song's nine-week reign in the #1 position.
"Gnarls," the imaginary alter-ego of singer Cee-Lo Green and producer Danger Mouse, issued a characteristically cryptic statement explaining the decision to retire "Crazy" early: "I have found a way to at once hold them, fold them, walk away and run. This was not a painless decision. But pain is nothing but a bi-product of beauty. Potentially toxic, to be sure, but that's all it is."
With "Crazy" out of the picture, Gnarls' label Warner Bros. is now free to start promoting the second single, "Smiley Faces," off the duo's debut album, St. Elsewhere. It's officially set to be released on July 17, giving the duo a much-needed month away from the spotlight and assuring -- hopefully -- that their songs won't get the Blunt radio ban treatment.
--The ARTISTdirect Staff